Rev. Stephen Stahley

400 N Forrest Street, Ranson, WV 25438 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Rev. Stephen Stahley

Reverend Stephen Stahley is a married Catholic priest who currently resides in Ranson, West Virginia (near Harpers Ferry). He officiates weddings for couples who are seeking a ceremony that embodies the sacred and transcendent dimension of our common human experience. While Rev. Stahley is comfortable using the Catholic format for the wedding ceremony, his highest priority is working with each couple to structure a service that reflects their aspirations and goals for the wedding ceremony. Rev. Stahley prides himself on respecting and honoring all couples, including those in the LGBT community. He is happy to devote the time and energy that is needed by each couple to plan a wedding ceremony that is joyful and sacred, and as beautiful and stress-free as possible. Rev. Stahley has performed weddings at both indoor and outdoor venues across the nation.

Experience

Rev. Stephen Stahley was ordained a Catholic priest in 1978 as a member of a religious order, the Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity. He served parishes in West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio. In 1988, Rev. Stahley resigned from the active priesthood and married his wife, Lisa. They have two children who are now in their mid-twenties. After a long career with the Montgomery County (Maryland) Government, Rev. Stahley retired from public service and now devotes himself to a wide range of ministerial duties. In 2003, at the request of his large, extended, Irish Catholic family in Philadelphia, Rev. Stahley affiliated with an organization of married priests--CITI Ministries, Inc. (Celibacy Is The Issue)--in order to officiate family weddings. His affiliation with CITI Ministries quickly led to other wedding requests and over the past 16 years, Rev. Stahley has officiated at over 200 weddings in Maryland and nine other states and Washington, DC. Rev. Stahley is also involved in other ministries including hospice work, visiting the sick, conducting funerals, counseling, and celebrating Mass for an LGBT community in Washington, DC.

Services Offered
While Reverend Stahley specializes in Catholic-themed weddings, he has officiated at a wide range of religious, non-religious and interfaith wedding ceremonies. Additionally, he has performed civil unions and vow renewals. While many couples prefer to go with established vow and ring formats, Rev. Stahley is happy to work with couples who want to write their own vows and/or add their own special elements to the wedding ceremony. His ceremony package includes a rehearsal to ensure your wedding service is beautiful and perfect. If you are affiliated with a specific religion, Reverend Stahley will be glad to work with you in developing a ceremony that reflects the beauty and significance of your tradition. Since 2003, Rev. Stahley has performed weddings which have included members of the following traditions:

  • Agnostic
  • Baptist
  • Catholic
  • Episcopalian
  • Islamic
  • Jewish
  • Methodist
  • Pagan
  • Quaker
  • Unitarian
  • Anglican
  • Buddhist
  • Earth-Based
  • Hindu
  • Jainism
  • Lutheran
  • Non-denominational
  • Presbyterian
  • Taoist
Shannon & Brendan 2019
Shannon & Brendan 2019
hope mike 2014
Rev. Stephen Stahley
Julie & Stewart
Julie & Stewart
Mike & Hope light the unity candle 2014
Mike & Hope light the unity candle 2014
Robbie & Chris exchange rings
Robbie & Chris exchange rings
Haley and Jack 2019, Maryland
Haley and Jack 2019, Maryland
Mare & Matt 2012 in DC
Mare & Matt 2012 in DC
Lauren and Dan 2016
Lauren and Dan 2016
Shannon & Brendan, Easton MD
Shannon & Brendan, Easton MD
Kara & Dan 2018 in MD
Kara & Dan 2018 in MD
Meaghan & Seamus, Oct 2018
Meaghan & Seamus, Oct 2018
Shannon & Brendan 2019
Shannon & Brendan 2019
Dave & Daphne in 2014 Maryland
Dave & Daphne in 2014 Maryland
Katyana & Paul exchange vows  2014 Florida
Katyana & Paul exchange vows 2014 Florida
Summer & Andrew 2018 Baltimore
Summer & Andrew 2018 Baltimore
Adrienne & Rob August 2019
Adrienne & Rob August 2019
Officiating for Bill and Charlene in 2004 Virginia
Officiating for Bill and Charlene in 2004 Virginia
final blessings paul katiana 2014
Rev. Stephen Stahley
With my nephew Ian 2015
With my nephew Ian 2015
Joe and Melissa 2006
Joe and Melissa 2006
Cathy & Adam 2005 in MD
Cathy & Adam 2005 in MD
Blessing Shannon & Brendan
Blessing Shannon & Brendan
Ochoo and Marc 2016
Ochoo and Marc 2016
Nadine and Alfred in 2015 Pennsylvania
Nadine and Alfred in 2015 Pennsylvania
Married priests of MD
Married priests of MD
O'Neill family with Terry
O'Neill family with Terry
Blessing Terry & Dave 1997
Blessing Terry & Dave 1997
Blessing Robbie & Chris
Blessing Robbie & Chris
Robbie Jean & Chris June 2019
Robbie Jean & Chris June 2019
Melissa & Joe 2005 Maryland
Melissa & Joe 2005 Maryland
Jen and Ron's wedding on the beach at Ocean City, NJ in 2012
Jen and Ron's wedding on the beach at Ocean City, NJ in 2012
Jim & Diane in 2006
Jim & Diane in 2006
Walking with Mike 2014
Walking with Mike 2014
Chris & Lauren 2007
Chris & Lauren 2007
Katyana & Paul 2014
Katyana & Paul 2014
Jess and Chris 2012
Jess and Chris 2012
Bill and Amy  2015
Bill and Amy 2015
Blessing Summer & Andrew
Blessing Summer & Andrew
Susan & Karen 2014 in MD
Susan & Karen 2014 in MD
Chirag and Misty, Nov. 2018
Chirag and Misty, Nov. 2018
Kara & Tyler 2019 Maryland
Kara & Tyler 2019 Maryland
Chris & Jake in MD 2014
Chris & Jake in MD 2014
Cathy and Adam in 2005 Maryland
Cathy and Adam in 2005 Maryland
At Kara & Dan's in 2018
At Kara & Dan's in 2018
Jillian & Ian 2015
Jillian & Ian 2015
Stacie Ann & Barrett 2005 Maryland
Stacie Ann & Barrett 2005 Maryland
Susan & Karen's wedding May 2014 Maryland
Susan & Karen's wedding May 2014 Maryland
Odile & Tom take their vows in 2011
Odile & Tom take their vows in 2011
Marc & Ochoo Sept 2016 Maryland
Marc & Ochoo Sept 2016 Maryland
Terry & Dave August '97
Terry & Dave August '97
Paul & Katyana
Paul & Katyana
Julie & Stewart in Sept. 2014
Julie & Stewart in Sept. 2014
Ron & Jen 2012 OC New Jersey
Ron & Jen 2012 OC New Jersey
Eugene and Chris 2005 Maryland
Eugene and Chris 2005 Maryland
Dan you may kiss your bride!
Dan you may kiss your bride!
Shannon & Brendan 2019
Shannon & Brendan 2019
hope mike 2014
Rev. Stephen Stahley
Julie & Stewart
Julie & Stewart

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    Katie Hartzell · Married on 09/21/2019

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    Absolutely perfect!

    Rev. Stahley was wonderful to work with. He took the time to keep us at ease during the ceremony as well as helping us prepare for the big day. I can't imagine any way the ceremony any other way! He kept it light with some humor to ease the nerves and everyone was loved the way he made it all feel effortless. Thank-you for everything!

    Photo credit: Roman Grinev Photography http://www.romangrinev.com/

    Sent on 11/12/2019

    Rev. Stephen Stahley's reply:

    Katie & Christopher, Thanks so much for your kind and very generous review. It was a true honor to officiate the wedding of two distinguished naval officers who are rendering excellent service to our nation. Getting to know you both has been a blessing in my life. Thank you again. Stephen
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    Renea Luciano · Married on 08/31/2019

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    Amazing experience

    When I found Stephen on weddingwire, I knew I made the right decision of picking him to officiate our wedding. He was such an amazing person. Our wedding was perfect because of him. I would love to recommend him to all my friends. He's the best.

    Sent on 11/01/2019

    Rev. Stephen Stahley's reply:

    Renea & Irwin, My thanks for your thoughtfulness in sharing this lovely review. Getting to know you over the past year and learning the story of your relationship was a real source of inspiration to me. And that wonderful gift you gave me--I continue to use it every day! Thanks for your kindness. Stephen

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Rev. Stephen Stahley FAQ

  • What is the typical price for your wedding services?
    $ 750.00
  • Which of the following are included in the price?
    Ceremony Rehearsal
  • What is the starting price for your wedding services?
    $ 700.00
  • Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?
    Yes
  • What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?
    $ 52.00
  • What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)?
    $ 100.00
  • What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
    Non-religious
    Interfaith
    Ceremony Rehearsal
    Vow Renewal
    Civil Union
    Single Religion
  • What services do you provide?
    Allow Couples' Own Vows
  • What religious affiliations do you serve?
    Agnostic
    Anglican
    Baha'i Faith
    Baptist
    Buddhist
    Catholic
    Earth-Based
    Episcopalian
    Evangelical
    Hindu
    Islam
    Jainism
    Jewish
    Lutheran
    Methodist
    Mormon
    No Denomination
    Pagan
    Presbyterian
    Quaker
    Shinto
    Sikhism
    Taoist
    Unitarian
  • On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
    Less than 30 mins.
  • In which states are you licensed?
    CA
    DE
    DC
    FL
    ME
    MD
    NJ
    NY
    PA
    WV
  • What languages do you speak?
    English
    Spanish

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